Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Tune Req: The Fisherman's Song / Fishermen's Song

DigiTrad:
THE FISHERMAN'S SONG


Related thread:
Fishermen's Song - Silly Wizard (cover) (15)


In Mudcat MIDIs:
The Fishermen's song


Katrina 20 May 98 - 07:36 PM
alison 20 May 98 - 08:34 PM
alison 20 May 98 - 08:53 PM
Katrina 26 May 98 - 06:59 PM
Charley Noble 14 Dec 03 - 12:21 PM
GUEST, GEST 14 Dec 03 - 05:02 PM
Charley Noble 14 Dec 03 - 05:27 PM
Jeri 14 Dec 03 - 06:32 PM
kendall 15 Dec 03 - 05:03 AM
Charley Noble 15 Dec 03 - 09:41 AM
GUEST,Kate McGuire 19 Jun 05 - 10:10 PM
Le Scaramouche 20 Jun 05 - 04:03 AM
Susanne (skw) 21 Jun 05 - 05:45 PM
Le Scaramouche 21 Jun 05 - 05:56 PM
Peace 17 Jan 08 - 03:40 PM
Charley Noble 17 Jan 08 - 09:54 PM
A Wandering Minstrel 18 Jan 08 - 08:09 AM
Charley Noble 18 Jan 08 - 09:12 AM
Charley Noble 08 Aug 09 - 04:49 PM
GUEST,zinglon 18 May 12 - 07:46 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: The Fisherman,s Song
From: Katrina
Date: 20 May 98 - 07:36 PM

Can anyone direct me to midi file of the Fisherman's Song starting "By the storm torn shore, a woman is standing..."


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Tune Add: FISHERMEN'S SONG
From: alison
Date: 20 May 98 - 08:34 PM

Hi,

Here you go. Great song. Do you need the lyrics too?

MIDI file: FISHERME.MID

Timebase: 480

Name:
TimeSig: 3/4 24 8
Key: C
Tempo: 100 (600000 microsec/crotchet)
Start
0960 1 64 031 0238 0 64 031 0002 1 67 032 0238 0 67 032 0002 1 69 031 0958 0 69 031 0002 1 71 023 0478 0 71 023 0002 1 69 028 0238 0 69 028 0002 1 67 018 0238 0 67 018 0002 1 64 015 0718 0 64 015 0002 1 62 022 0238 0 62 022 0002 1 60 020 0238 0 60 020 0002 1 64 029 0238 0 64 029 0002 1 67 032 0478 0 67 032 0002 1 69 031 0478 0 69 031 0005 1 64 010 0478 0 64 010 0021 1 62 019 1890 0 62 019 0008 1 72 015 0238 0 72 015 0002 1 71 033 0238 0 71 033 0002 1 69 033 0718 0 69 033 0002 1 71 013 0238 0 71 013 0002 1 69 034 0238 0 69 034 0002 1 67 019 0238 0 67 019 0002 1 64 017 0206 1 62 031 0010 0 64 017 0250 0 62 031 0014 1 64 027 0478 0 64 027 0002 1 67 019 0478 0 67 019 0002 1 69 024 2398 0 69 024 0002 1 64 019 0238 0 64 019 0002 1 67 021 0238 0 67 021 0002 1 69 023 0958 0 69 023 0002 1 71 015 0238 0 71 015 0002 1 69 025 0238 0 69 025 0002 1 69 024 0223 0 69 024 0014 1 67 024 0223 0 67 024 0020 1 64 019 0718 0 64 019 0002 1 62 022 0238 0 62 022 0002 1 60 017 0238 0 60 017 0002 1 64 025 0238 0 64 025 0002 1 67 029 0478 0 67 029 0002 1 69 030 0478 0 69 030 0002 1 64 023 0478 0 64 023 0002 1 62 025 1918 0 62 025 0002 1 60 018 0238 0 60 018 0002 1 62 022 0238 0 62 022 0002 1 64 019 0478 0 64 019 0002 1 69 024 0478 0 69 024 0002 1 67 032 0478 0 67 032 0002 1 64 031 0718 0 64 031 0002 1 62 018 0238 0 62 018 0002 1 60 015 0238 0 60 015 0002 1 64 024 0238 0 64 024 0002 1 62 029 0143 0 62 029 0039 1 64 028 0058 1 62 033 0060 0 64 028 0147 0 62 033 0033 1 60 021 0478 0 60 021 0002 1 55 020 0478 0 55 020 0002 1 57 028 2425 0 57 028
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:
M:3/4
Q:1/4=100
K:C
E5G|A4B2|AGE3D|CEG2A2|E2D4|-D4cB|A3BAG|E3/4D5/4E2G2|
A6|-A4EG|A4BA|AGE3D|CEG2A2|E2D4|-D4CD|E2A2G2|
E3DCE|D3/4E/4DC2G,2|A,6|-A,6||

Slainte

Alison


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: THE FISHERMEN'S SONG (from Silly Wizard)
From: alison
Date: 20 May 98 - 08:53 PM

Hi

Did a quick search of the database... didn't find it... so... (I'm sure the chords won't end up in the right place, but you can sort that out.)

THE FISHERMEN'S SONG Arr. Silly Wizard

.............Am............C...............................Dm
By the storm torn shoreline a woman is standing
..........Am.....................C...................Am
With spray strung like jewels in her hair,
C.....................................Dm
And the sea tore the rocks near that desolate landing
......Am................C..........................Dm..Am
As though it had known she stood there.

CHO: ........Am...................C..........................................Dm
For she has come down to condemn that wild ocean
...............Am..............C..............Am....F
For the murderous loss of her man.
........Am..............C............................Dm
His boat sailed out on Wednesday morning
................Am........................C.....................Dm.....Am
And it's feared she's gone down with all hands.

Oh and white were the wave caps, and wild was their parting.
So fierce is the warring of love.
But she prayed to the gods both of men and of sailors
Not to cast their cruel nets o'er her love.

CHO: Now she…

MIDDLE BIT: Dm Am Dm Am Dm Am F Em Am

There's a school on the hill where the sons of dead fathers
Are led towards tempest and gales
Where their God-given wings are clipped close to their bodies
And their eyes are bound round with ships' sails.

CHO: And she…

What force leads a man to a life filled with danger
Aye, on seas or a mile underground,
It when need is his master and poverty's no stranger

CHO: But she…

Slainte

Alison


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Fisherman,s Song
From: Katrina
Date: 26 May 98 - 06:59 PM

Alison

Thank you so much. I had completely forgotten the melody and it was so nice to hear it again.

Katrina


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Fisherman,s Song
From: Charley Noble
Date: 14 Dec 03 - 12:21 PM

Kendall Morse sings this song but was uncertain of its origin as we were discussing it the other night at the Press Room. I had first heard
sung by Teresa Morgan on a Victory Sings at Sea CD (VMRCD-503, © 1989) where the words and music are attributed to Andy M. Stewart.

The last verse of the song posted above appears to be missing a line and differs in wording according to the Victory lyrics text which runs:

What force leads a man to a life filled with danger
HIGH on seas or a mile underground,
IT'S when need is his master and poverty's no stranger
AND THERE'S NO OTHER WORK TO BE FOUND.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Fisherman's Song / Fishermen's Song
From: GUEST, GEST
Date: 14 Dec 03 - 05:02 PM

I have it performed by Silly Wizzard on the album Wild And Beautiful, 1981 The Fisherman's Song


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Fisherman's Song / Fishermen's Song
From: Charley Noble
Date: 14 Dec 03 - 05:27 PM

Well, that makes more sense since it's focused on one lost fisherman.

Charley Noble


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Fisherman's Song / Fishermen's Song
From: Jeri
Date: 14 Dec 03 - 06:32 PM

Yep, Charley, that's the way it goes here, in the DT.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Fisherman's Song / Fishermen's Song
From: kendall
Date: 15 Dec 03 - 05:03 AM

The Fisherman's WIFE makes more sense to me. After all, she's in the chorus.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Fisherman's Song / Fishermen's Song
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Dec 03 - 09:41 AM

Makes more sense to me too, Kendall. SHE'S the one who is pissed but songwriters often are quite causual about naming their songs. Still, this is a fine song that more people should be singing.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Fisherman's Song / Fishermen's Song
From: GUEST,Kate McGuire
Date: 19 Jun 05 - 10:10 PM

I found it on an CD by the Minstrels of Mahem, a Rennasiance Fair group. They have a totally different arrangement than the original (they state that themselves). I don't know what the original sounds like but their arrangement is very poinant and powerful. www.Minstrelsof Mayhem.com in case any one wants to check their CDs out. They have some of the tightest harmony I have ever heard.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Fisherman's Song / Fishermen's Song
From: Le Scaramouche
Date: 20 Jun 05 - 04:03 AM

Do try and find Silly Wizard's. Nobody does poignant like Andy M. Stewart.

I think they didn't want to call it the Fisherman's Wife because Ewan MacColl had already written a song about that.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Fisherman's Song / Fishermen's Song
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 21 Jun 05 - 05:45 PM

I know the Ewan MacColl song under the title 'All the Week'. Still, it may have been the reason Andy M. Stewart gave his song a different title (which, according to his songbook, is 'Fishermen's Song').


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Fisherman's Song / Fishermen's Song
From: Le Scaramouche
Date: 21 Jun 05 - 05:56 PM

I guess best way to settle it is to drop him a line and ask why he named the song that way.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: John Allan Camerons 'Tie Me Down'
From: Peace
Date: 17 Jan 08 - 03:40 PM

^^^
The Fisherman's Song

Silly Wizard

By the storm-torn shoreline a woman is standing
The spray strung like jewels in her hair
And the sea tore the rocks near the desolate landing
as though it had known she stood there.

Chorus:
For she had come down to condemn that wild ocean
for the murderous loss of her man,
His boat sailed out on Wednesday morning
And it's feared it's gone down with all hands.

Oh and white were the wave-caps
And wild was their parting
So fierce is the warring of love,
But she prayed to the gods
Both of men and of sailors
Not to cast their cruel nets o'er her love.

There's a school on the hill
Where the songs of dead fathers
Are led toward tempests and gales,
Where their God-given wings
Are clipped close to their bodies,
And their eyes are bound-'round with ships' sails.

What force leads a man
To a life filled with danger
High on seas or a mile underground?
It's when need is his master
And poverty's no stranger,
And there's no other work to be found.

from a Google of

SILLY WIZARD LYRICS


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Fisherman's Song / Fishermen's Song
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Jan 08 - 09:54 PM

Pleased to see that Silly Wizard corrected the lyrics from what were initially posted in this thread from their website.

I still find it a powerful song, but difficult to find a place for in a set of sea songs. Just think of a set with "Fisherman's Song," "Lee Fore Brace." "The Final Trawl," and cheering everyone up with "The Mary Ellen Carter Rise Again." No, I think everyone would still be in shellshock.

Charley Noble


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Fisherman's Song / Fishermen's Song
From: A Wandering Minstrel
Date: 18 Jan 08 - 08:09 AM

Charley, If you put "Get her Into Shore" into that set no-one would leave the pub alive :)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Fisherman's Song / Fishermen's Song
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Jan 08 - 09:12 AM

Agreed!

But just in case one could plan an encore with the "Edmund Fitzgerald."

Cheerily,
Charley Noble, sinking fast!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Fisherman's Song / Fishermen's S
From: Charley Noble
Date: 08 Aug 09 - 04:49 PM

This thread is missing this final quip:

All the shellbacks would be in shellshock!

Oh, and the Silly Wizards' lyrics as posted contain this evident typo:

"Where the songs of dead fathers"

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Fisherman's Song / Fishermen's Song
From: GUEST,zinglon
Date: 18 May 12 - 07:46 AM

this song is definately in 6/8 as silly wizard performs it, i learned it in 3/4 and the vocals never seemed to fit into that time sig with the ornaments, i would find myelf having akward timing between lines. when i switched to 6/8 however, everything fit perfectly. not to mention the fact that the 4th eighth note in the arpeggiated accompaniment is accented, definately seems like compound meter to me

im glad i found out ive been inging the wrong lyrics o.o ("high on seas") ill definately change that in the future


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 18 October 8:18 PM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.